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Rila monastery

WEIGHT: 678 g
SIZE: 510/450/97 mm

Monastery “St. Ivan Rilski” was built on the site of an old hermitage in 927-941 by Ivan Rilski in Rila Mountain. In the courtyard of the monastery today in 1335 is built defense tower and a small one-nave church of the local feudal lord protosevast Hrelyo. The tower is the oldest building in the monastery and style belongs to the architecture of the Tarnovo Artistic School.Over the years, the monastery was burned three times, in 1840 made a new iconostasis of the church.